Hidden Histories of Exploration

19 January 2013 - 01 April 2013

Hidden Histories of Exploration comes to Medway

Hidden Histories of Exploration is a temporary exhibition which will be opening at the Royal Engineers Museum on the 19th January. This exhibition from the Royal Geographical Society offers a new perspective on the Society's Collections, highlighting the role of local inhabitants and intermediaries in the history of exploration. Hidden Histories of Exploration reveals the contribution of people such as Juan Tepano, Mohammed Jen Jamain, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, Nain Singh and Pedro Caripoco to the history of exploration. The exhibition is supported by items from the Royal Engineers Museum’s own collection including items from Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic. The exhibition research was undertaken by Prof. Felix Driver and Lowri Jones of Royal Holloway, University of London, with the support of an AHRC grant promoting the public dissemination of research relating to collections in museums, galleries, archives and libraries. The exhibition runs from Saturday 19th January till Monday 1st April 2013 at the Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Ken, ME4 4UF.

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